Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

St. John Fisher University Wegmans School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and registered with the New York State Education Department (NYSED). Per CCNE guidelines, the graduate level courses address advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) care content specific to the role and population focus of the program. 

Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible for New York State and national certification. Other states may require national certification as part of state certification or licensure. Graduates are eligible to earn national certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Lifespan) (PMHNP-BC) via the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Scope of practice, exam eligibility, background checks, and coursework requirements outside the scope of the program may vary by state. Prospective and current students are encouraged to research the requirements for licensure or certification specific to their current or intended state of practice to ensure that our program meets their state licensure requirements. 

The program currently meets the Nurse Practitioner requirements for New York state. The program is currently evaluating state specific standards, regulations and licensure qualifications to understand comparative requirements and to make a determination on applicable exam eligibility. This page will be updated as those determinations are made. In the interim, please contact a school representative if you have specific questions about your state’s requirements. 

This information is provided in good faith to applicants and was last updated February 25, 2021.